Book review · novella

Book Review: Void Black Shadow

Void Black Shadow (Voidwitch Saga #2), by Corey J. White

Please note that this is a sequel and you might get spoiled if you keep reading further and haven’t read the first book yet. My review for the first book can be found here.

void black shadow cover.JPGDescription: (from Tor Dot Com Publishing)

Mars Xi is a living weapon, a genetically-manipulated psychic supersoldier with a body count in the thousands, and all she wanted was to be left alone. People who get involved with her get hurt, whether by MEPHISTO, by her psychic backlash, or by her acid tongue. It’s not smart to get involved with Mars, but that doesn’t stop some people from trying.

The last time MEPHISTO came for Mars they took one of her friends with them. That was a mistake. A force hasn’t been invented that can stop a voidwitch on a rampage, and Mars won’t rest until she’s settled her debts.

Expected publication: March 27th 2018.
A review copy (eARC) of this book was provided by the publisher. Some things might change in the final copy.

Mars is back and it’s just as bloody and violent as last book!

“Freedom’s a funny thing,” I say. “It’s hard to enjoy when the people who hurt you are still out there.”

This novella involves a rescue mission on a prison planet, complicated feelings with her crew, and trying to find out what happened to her and the others experimented on.

Mars is still as unstoppable as before, even faced with Cyborg supersoldiers and her trauma that she does not hesitate to punch in the face the minute she sees an opening.

“Fun? Fuck. He’s too young to realize that mass destruction isn’t meant to be fun, that you’re not meant to take a life so casually. He’s young; what’s my excuse?”

I loved Killing Gravity and I went into this sequel with expectations that were over the roof. Though I wasn’t disappointed, I guess I wanted a bit more? I wasn’t as blown away as with the first BUT I had an awesome time and rated it a solid 4/5. I’m still totally on board with this series and super excited about everything going on, and of course following Mars and her friends.

Once again I highlighted a lot in this copy and I’m leaving you with my very favourite:

“I’m not doing this for Mookie, I’m not even doing this for me, I’m doing it because fuck you, because fuck every piece of shit that uses their strength, their power, their privilege to harm those weaker than them.”

Content warning: torture, gore, violence, animal testing and death

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